Sunday, October 19, 2008

I'm baa-aack!

Hi guys, glad to be back and hope everyone's been well. This is part of the reason why I haven't posted in a couple of weeks:

My mum went rather unexpectedly to hospital a couple of weeks ago having suffered a minor heart attack (she's completely fine now and was only in for a couple of days). It's not every day you get to ride in a turbocharged Mercedes Benz, but next time I would like to be in a sports car rather than the front seat of an ambulance with my mum being poorly in the back. Unsurprisingly, I haven't really thought much about clothes the past couple of weeks (apart from when everyone in my household started clamouring for clean underwear and I spent an evening doing neglected laundry).

Anyway, before all the drama in my house, it was my dad's birthday and my first attempt at orange and poppyseed cake. As with all of my cooking adventures it would not be complete without a very cute apron my grandmother gave to me a few years ago:

That was two weeks really has been a long time! Today was really the first day I wore something other than the least smelly jeans and t-shirt from the piles of clothing on my floor (my aunty and uncle came to look after my mum from Singapore, which meant my sister was on a mattress on my floor and I couldn't open any cupboards).

Singlet - Cotton On; Skirt - from an old dress; Cardigan - Jay Jays; Shoes - Rubi; glasses - Dotti.

I've also had a haircut but it's hard to see there. It's also hard to style. I'm not sure I like it but oh well.

Kat trying to disguise her poorly cut work trousers with some leaping about:

It's my birthday tomorrow, and I'm taking next Saturday night off work to go out. I've got an AWESOME fluoro yellow denim skirt from American Apparel (so freaking expensive, but I do love it) which will be making its debut then, but hopefully I'll be back to wearing interesting outfits before long as no more members of my family are carted off in ambulances that is...take care!

- Robyn


Skye said...

That must have been so scary for your mum and all of you - so glad to hear she's fine now.

Robyn said...

Yeah...we're all making light of it now, but at the time it was pretty awful for everyone involved. Mum's completely healthy now though which is very lucky so we're all thankful for that.

Blogette said...

Hope everything is doing better. Sending loads of well wishes your way. xx
Your hair cut looks lovely. The apron is super cute.

Fashion Hayley said...

Ohhh I am glad to hear it is all ok now. Its horrible when someone close to you is so sick.

Sarah said...

That must have been scary and probably one of my worst fears. Glad to hear she's okay!

Miss Karen said...

My dad had the same thing happen a couple of years ago - and the silly bugger walked home from the hospital the next day - it's about a 2 hour walk!

It's good to hear your Mum's doing better. And you looked so adorable in your apron!

Happy Birthday! Mine's next Saturday so I'll be out and about as well :)

esme and the lane way said...

Oh, I'm sorry to hear that – thank goodness your mum is doing better now.

I love your apron! Happy birthday, too!

Lily White said...

Happy birthday darlin'! Isn't it funny that yours, mine, and Miss Karen's are all within a week of each other? My birthday is on Friday, woo!

I'm so glad to hear that your Ma is on the mend, too. I'm sure you're giving her lots of TLC. The worst part about when my mam was ill with breast cancer was being in another state and not being able to be with her.

Love! And, again.. happy birthday! xox

Tara said...

I'm glad you're back to posting! YAY!
Hope your mum is feeling better soon xo

WendyB said...

Glad your mom is okay!